October 10-11 | New York, New York
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Thursday, October 11 • 1:40pm - 2:45pm
Panel Discussion: The Resurgence of Mainframe in Modern Industry: insights from Key Executives on the Futures of this Cornerstone Technology - Moderated by Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity

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The modern mainframe is touted as the core of trusted digital experiences and operates in some of the largest and most demanding computing environments in the world. From the days of the System/360 in the mid 1960’s through to the modern mainframe of the z14 the systems have been designed along four guiding principles of security, availability, performance and scalability. From banking, to retail, to healthcare, The modern mainframe is a platform for mission critical apps and blockchain – where fast data access, transactional scale, and the highest level of trust are required.

In this panel session, you'll hear perspectives of key executives in the mainframe space on the current and future of the mainframe, as well as how open source technology is driving growth and cementing mainframe as a sustainable infrastructure choice for decades to come.

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Alan Clark

Office of the CTO, Emerging Technologies, SUSE
Alan Clark, a member of the SUSE CTO Office, is an experienced industry, corporate leader, open source advocate and strategy adviser for new industry initiatives and open source. He helps foster the creation, growth, awareness and adoption of open source and open standards as an industry... Read More →

Calista Redmond

Vice President, IBM Z Ecosystem, IBM
Calista is Vice President of IBM Z Ecosystem at IBM, leading strategic relationships across software vendors, system integrators, business partners, developer communities, and broader engagement across the industry. Focus areas include execution of commercialization strategies, technical... Read More →
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Len Santalucia

CTO, Vicom Infinity
Len Santalucia has been in the IT industry since 1973. He is presently the Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager for Vicom Infinity, Inc, the Chairperson for the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project, a member of the IBM Z Academic Initiative advocate leadership... Read More →
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Andy Youniss

President & CEO, Rocket Software
Andy Youniss co-founded Rocket Software in 1990 and continues to be the company's main driving force. Andy successfully established and actively manages Rocket's largest OEM partnerships and is guiding the company's growth through technology investments, acquisitions, new product... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 1:40pm - 2:45pm EDT
Auditorium C